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Old 03-21-2005, 05:06 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If i format my old desktop and put like windows 98 on it even though i have 98 on a nother computer with the same disc, can i Take my xp cd and put it on this new one and just d/l SP2?
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:09 PM   #32 (permalink)
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All items on your list look good, good luck with your purchase.

You should be able to install Windows on the new computer, and install Windows 98 on any other computer you want. Also, Microsoft should ship out a copy of SP2 on CD free of charge to any (legal) Windows XP owner if you don't feel like downloading it.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:21 PM   #33 (permalink)
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gaara, good, so i won't have any hardware problems, do you think my configuration for RAM is good as well as my 3 hard drives, 2 being raptors and the other a 120gb Seagate, and how should I set this all up.

Also, do you think the PSU of 460 watts is enough and should I add a cooling system? Any other advice is welcome...thanks!
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:32 PM   #34 (permalink)
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PS ... on a 1-10 how do you rate this desktop multimedia configuration I made consider my usage of it and pricing ...

also ... prior to a desktop i was considering an HP ZD8000 w/ these specs for this price including a 2 yr accidental plan coverage what do u think is the better of the two ...


Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
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Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 640 w/HT Technology, 3.2GHz
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Display 17.0" WXGA+ BrightView Wide Viewing (1440x900)
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Memory 1.0GB DDR2 SDRAM, 533MHz (2x512MB)
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Hard Drive 80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
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Primary CD/DVD Drive LightScribe 8x DVD+/-RW & CD-RW Combo Drive
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Graphics Card 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) X600
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Networking 54g(TM) 802.11b/g WLAN w/ 125HSM/SpeedBooster(TM)
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Primary Battery 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
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Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
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HP extended service plans 2-year HP Accidental Damage Protection with Express Repair extended service plan
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:38 PM   #35 (permalink)
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It's a pretty good build, around an 8 maybe?

And the machine you are building yourself is miles and miles better than the HP.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:42 PM   #36 (permalink)
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awesome, thanks...im also trying to conifgure similar specs on zipzoomfly and i'll post the stats and price and see if i should go with one or the other or mix and match!!! THANKS AGAIN! trying to get the best bang for the buck spending 2g's! thanks
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:45 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Ok here are the Three configurations...first is from Newegg the second is from ZipZoom Fly and the Third is a combo from both tell me what u think is the BEST aside from price, since its all pretty relative... SPANKS

I'm going to order between 8p.m. and 9p.m. EST (make sure u spot any incompatible ITEMS) thanks!

NEWEGG #1

CASE: Lian Li Black Mid Tower (PC-V1000B) @ $180
PSU: Enermax 460W ATX PSU (EG465P-VE) @ $92.25
CPU: Intel LGA 775 P4 650 3.4ghz 800mhz FSB @ 419
MOBO: ASUS (P5GDC-V) 915G Chipset -- @155
GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon X800XL 256mb, 256bit @ 294.00
MEMORY: OCZ 240 Pin 512x2 @ DDR2 PC-5400 @ $224.50
HARD DRIVE(S): Raptor 36gb 10k RPM SATA (OEM DRIVE ONLY) @ 122
Rapter 74gb 10k RPM SATA (OEM DRIVE ONLY) @ 183.50
Seagate 120gb 7200 RPM IDE @ 99



MONITOR: ViewSonic 17” LCD Flat Panel (VP171B-2) (8ms) @ 329.99
BURNING DRIVE: HP DVD 640I Internal DVD+-/ W/ LightScribe @ 99

TOTAL : 2208.24 BEFORE SHIPPING

ZIPZOOMFLY # 2 + HP lighton technology DVD burner +/-

CASE: Collermaster Tac-t01-EY Yellow Wave Master Aluminum @ $159.99
PSU: Enermax 460W ATX PSU (EG465P-VE) @ $82.99
CPU: Intel LGA 775 P4 650 3.4ghz 800mhz FSB @ 409
MOBO: ASUS (P5GDC-V) 915G Chipset -- @154
GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon X800XL 256mb, 256bit @ 309
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX 512mb Kit DDR2-675 PC2-5400 @ $178
HARD DRIVE(S): Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 300gb SATA @ 199
MONITOR: ViewSonic 17” LCD Flat Panel (VP171B-2) (8ms) @ 329.99
BURNING DRIVE: HP DVD 640I Internal DVD+-/ W/ LightScribe @ 99 *FROM NEWEGG!

TOTAL: 1920.97 BEFORE SHIPPING

COMBO # 3 (ULTIMATE?)

CASE: Collermaster Tac-t01-EY Yellow Wave Master Aluminum @ $159.99 From ZipZoomFly
PSU: Enermax 460W ATX PSU (EG465P-VE) @ $82.99 From ZipZoomFly
CPU: Intel LGA 775 P4 650 3.4ghz 800mhz FSB @ 409 From ZipZoomFly
MOBO: ASUS (P5GDC-V) 915G Chipset -- @154 From ZipZoomFly
GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon X800XL 256mb, 256bit @ 294.00 From NewEgg
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX 512mb Kit DDR2-675 PC2-5400 @ $178 From ZipZoomFly
HARD DRIVE(S): Raptor 36gb 10k RPM SATA (OEM DRIVE ONLY) @ $122 From NewEgg
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 300gb SATA @199 From ZipZoomFly
MONITOR: ViewSonic 17” LCD Flat Panel (VP171B-2) (8ms) @ 329.99 From NewEgg
BURNING DRIVE: HP DVD 640I Internal DVD+-/ W/ LightScribe @ 99 From NewEgg

TOTAL: 2027.97 BEFORE SHIPPING
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everything looks good, except i wouldn't trust rosewill's ati 800xl, try to get another x800xl that has good reviews (or just plain vanilla ati) on newegg

edit: you'll need at least 1 gig of ram; go for the amount of memory before going for the bandwidth
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:05 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Isn't rosewell's the ATI hardware with their logo on it or something basically the same exact product??? its 30 bucks cheaper that way...no?
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:23 PM   #40 (permalink)
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NM i got the ATI one, except its 5 bucks cheaper!
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